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Learn how to knit the Diagonal Openwork knit stitch by making this block. This is a fairly simple stitch that involves a combination of knits, purls, increases and decreases to create an interesting diagonal design. This Diagonal Openwork knit stitch pattern works in multiples of 4 + 2 over an 8 row repeat.
This block can be used to add to your washcloth collection or to add to a project that uses squares to make a blanket.
Right below is a video tutorial that walks you through how to create this stitch. If you scroll to the bottom of the post, you’ll see the chart for this stitch.
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7.5″ x 7.5″ / 19 cm x 19 cm blocked
- PAINTBOX Yarns Simply DK: (100% Acrylic; 100g/3.5 oz; 276m / 302 yd) in color Melon Sorbet #116 – 50 yds / 46 m
- US 6 / 4 mm knitting needles
- 2 stitch markers (optional)
- Tapestry needle
Stitches and abbreviations used:
Written using US terms
K2tog: Knit 2 together
RS: Right side
Skpo: Slip 1 stitch purl wise, knit the next stitch, pass slipped stitch over knit stitch just made
Sk2po: Slip 1 stitch purl wise, knit the next 2 stitches together, pass the slipped stitch over the knit 2 together stitch just made
St(s): Stitch (es)
WS: Wrong side
Yo: yarn over
Pattern for Diagonal Openwork Block:
Using long tail cast on method, cast on 36
Knit 3 rows
On row 1, insert stitch markers after the first k3 and before the last k3 (this helps to keep track of where your border is)
- (RS): K3, *K1, yo, sk2po, yo: rep * to last 5 sts, k5
- (WS) and all WS rows: K3, p30, k3
- K5, *yo, sk2po, yo, k1; rep * to last 3 sts, k3
- K3, p30, k3
- K3, K2tog, yo, k1, yo, *sk2po, yo, k1, yo; rep * to last 6 sts, skpo, k4
- K3, p30, k3
- K4, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, *sk2po, yo, k1, yo; rep * to last 5 sts, skpo, k3
- K3, p30, k3
Rep rows 1-8 to 7” or desired length ending on WS row
Knit 2 rows
Bind off knit wise
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